Ministry of Forests
August 23, 2023
Vernon, Vernon
Job Type
Application Deadline
September 10 2023
British Columbia


Ministry of Forests
Vernon (Hybrid)

Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 2 days at home per week subject to completion of the probation period an approved telework agreement.

Forest Technologist

$62,255.85 - $70,557.73 annually

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) is a unique program of the Ministry of Forests. Working collaboratively with regional and district operations, BCTS plans, develops, and auctions a substantial portion of the province’s annual available timber volume. BCTS operations are guided by three overarching principles, forest sector safety, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and sustainable forest management.

The Forest Technologist acts with specialized knowledge and training regarding the practice of professional forestry when performing a wide variety of functions including: planning, engineering, timber sales and silviculture activities.


Qualifications for this role include:


  •  Graduation with a diploma or a degree in resource or forestry management.
  • Registered with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals (ABCFP) as a Registered Forest Technologist (RFT) or Registered Professional Forester (RPF) AND a minimum of two years of experience in operational field forestry activities,


  • Enrolled, or eligible for immediate enrollment, with the Forest Professionals of BC (FPBC) as a forest professional in training (TFT, ASTFT, FIT, ASFIT), for the purpose of obtaining an RFT or RPF designation AND a minimum of four years of experience in operational field forestry activities.
  • Operational field forestry activities include one or more of the following:
    • Timber harvesting cut-block development
    • Forest road engineering
    • Silviculture
    • Harvest operations
    • Compliance and enforcement
  • Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

For more information and to apply online by September 10, 2023, please go to:

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